The 2022 Lawton, Fort Sill 'Freedom Festival' has been announced! This year it will be a 2 day Independence Day bash at Elmer Thomas Park 501 N.W. Ferris Ave. on Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd (04-01-22 & 04-02-22). It's going to be an all-American, red, white, and blue, star-spangled good time guaranteed!

Here's the best part IT'S FREE! That's right it's totally free, there's no charge to get in or for parking, just come out and enjoy two full days of July Fourth activities at the park. Complete with food trucks, vendors, bounce houses, zip line, fun family games, street performers, the "Let Freedom Ring" parade, live music, and of course it wouldn't be the fourth without FIREWORKS! Get ready to celebrate your independence with a BANG!

The fireworks display at Lawton, Fort Sill's 'Freedom Festival' will be one of the largest in S.W. Oklahoma and choreographed to music! Looking forward to that and the concerts scheduled for Saturday (04-02-22). We'll be seeing the 77th Army Band live and Emily Faith will be headlining the Amphitheater Stage that night. Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival

For all the details and listing of daily activities visit the Lawton, Fort Sill 'Freedom Festival' official Facebook page. You're welcome to bring out lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and pop-up tents. Don't forget sunscreen and insect repellant and you can also bring out your picnic baskets as well. No alcohol, drones, pets, or personal fireworks are allowed. Pop-up tents will need to be taken down prior to fireworks around 8:00-pm.

A BIG THANKS to the Freedom Festival Committee, the Lawton City Council, the City of Lawton Arts and Humanities Division along with all the City of Lawton staff and volunteers who make all of this possible. A HUGE THANKS TOO to all of this year's sponsors: the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau,  Arvest Bank, Great Plains AMBUCS, Pam & Barry’s Team at RE/MAX, BancFirst, Fort Sill Credit Union, and Liberty National Bank. Thanks to all of the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers. 

If you would like to get involved or volunteer at this year's festival contact the City of Lawton Neighborhood Services Supervisor Corey Bowen at or by phone (580)-581-3592. For more information on the 2022 Lawton, Fort Sill 'Freedom Festival' contact the City of Lawton Arts & Humanities Division at (580)-581-3470 or (580)-581-3471 or visit the City of Lawton’s website at

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